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Prizes and Awards
(latest updates 7 March 2021)
See also Fellowships and Deadlines
California Map Society / Rumsey
Map Center Paper Award. Submission deadline: 2 March.
Fordham Prize for distinguished contributions to the field of cartography. Awarded by
the Royal Geographical Society (with the
Institute of British Geographers) triennially (?) [renamed 2013; formerly the Sir George Fordham
Award for Cartobibliography].
Hakluyt Society Essay
Prize. Submission deadline: 30 November
Imago Mundi Prize
IMCoS - Helen Wallis Award. Given
the International Map
Collectors' Society to the individual (or
organisation) who 'has been responsible for cartographic contribution of
great merit and wide interest to map collectors world-wide'.
International Coronelli Society for
the Study of Globes (Internationale Coronelli-Gesellschaft für Globenkunde) offers the
Prize, open to those researching pre-1945 globes and their makers.
ISHMap Prize in Map History, 'awarded every two years by the International Society of the History of the Map to recognize a project
that explores the history of maps and mapping outside of the format of an academic paper, book, or edited
collection in a way that increases accessibility and engagement with maps and map history through
innovative presentations'. Submission deadline: 31 December.
ISHMap Prizes, awarded for best
symposium paper, one for a presenter with a terminal degree and one for a presenter without a terminal degree.
Society. Ann Saunders Essay Prize, awarded for an ‘original and unpublished research essay on the
topography, development or buildings of London in any period’, awarded for an ‘original and unpublished
research essay on the topography, development or buildings of London in any period'. Submission deadline: 1 April 2023
Society for the History of Discoveries, annual
prize essay contest. The Prize
(of $500) is open to anyone without a doctorate; essays may be on any aspects of discoveries,
including cartography. Submission deadline: 15 May.
University of Texas
at Arlington. The Department of History offers a range of Student Awards, some specifically
for cartographic work.
Walter W. Ristow Essay Prize. This is issued annually by the Washington Map Society to recognize achievement in
cartographic history. It is open to full or part-time students of
accredited institutions of higher learning worldwide. The winner will receive $1000 and will
have their paper published in The Portolan, the journal of the WMS. Submission deadline: 1 June.
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